Policy Brief 5. Integrity: The foundation for a Strong Financial Sector The financial sector is a critical component for economic development in any country. It is the heart of any vital economy, contributing to prosperity and wealth creation through the provision of financial resources to support businesses, mobilizing savings, and accelerating commerce by facilitating payments and transfers. In this special policy brief, Hon. Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, the former Minister of Finance and Economic Planning discussed the importance of integrity in building a strong financial sector.